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Native American Artists 2: Retelling History: David Bradley and Kent Monkman

Join me in learning about two artists who paint to rewrite colonial history.
Alexandra Noelle Hesting
319 total reviews for this teacher
4 reviews for this class
Completed by 16 learners
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40 minute class

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I have three bachelor's degrees one being in Indigenous Studies. I have worked closely with the Northern Arapaho people with language revitalization. I am an Arapaho speaker and will always speak respectfully of the Indigenous cultures around the world. I graduated in 2019 with a BA in Art History where my concentration was Indigenous Art History. I did major research on a number of Indigenous artifacts in local museums, and on artists across North America. My master's thesis was on David Bradley and I have done papers on T.C. Cannon, Red Star, and Belmore. 
Students will learn about two Indigenous artists from the United States and Canada who are changing how the world recognizes Indigenous Artists today. They concur topics like identity, history, trauma, and futurism through mixed media and painting. Students will see these inspirations and will be allowed to ask questions about meaning. They will be encouraged to look at the surface of these very deep ideas recognizing them but not going into depth. 
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
40 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
Kent Monkman has recently been in the news for controversial paintings. I WILL NOT BE TALKING ABOUT THese! I do not care for many of his recent artworks. There is pushing boundaries to change thoughts and create conversation. And there is pushing boundaries to see how far you can push. Monkman has found this line. In this course, we will look at a few of his older paintings, those centered around reservation life, Indigenous stereotypes, and boarding schools. 


Alexandra Noelle Hesting
Lives in the United States
Inspiring Future Art Historians
319 total reviews
642 completed classes

About Me

I'm an art historian based out of Kansas. I've always loved art and I want to help you develop a passion for art and history. I've taught for five years everything from preschool to college, and I love to share knowledge. I believe... 
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